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The Country Fest announces schedule for 2021

The Country Fest announced their full schedule for 2021 and it includes something brand new to the three-day festival. A Wednesday Night Kick Off Party!

Many festivals have had concerts for campers on the night before the first full day of festivities, but

Earlier this morning Rubber City Radio Group let long time DJ and Program Director Ken Steel, go after nearly 30 years at the station. Along with Steel, the station also let Music Director Jody Svoboda Wheatley go after after celebrating her 19th anniversary with the Akron station two weeks ago.

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The Country Fest postpones until 2021

Well, sadly we have to announce that The Country Fest is postponing their 3-day country music event until June 17-19, 2021. A rep from TCF stated that they did receive a “no” from the state regarding this year’s festival, so they dropped their motion and the

Organizers from The Country Fest (North Lawrence, OH) and Bellwether Music Festival (Harveysburg, OH) filed a federal lawsuit against Dr. Amy Acton and two county health departments on Thursday in the Southern District of Ohio. The suit claims that Acton violates the organizers’ First Amendment rights by not...Read More »


WGAR Country Jam returns with Billy Currington in 2020

After taking a hiatus in 2019, the WGAR Country Jam returns in 2020 with headlining act Billy Currington. The Jam will be back at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea on Saturday, August 22.

Tickets for the Country Jam will be available starting today at

**Update** The Garth Brooks Dive Bar Tour will be at Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, Ohio on Monday, October 28

Garth Brooks is headed to the Buckeye State. The 57-year-old singer announced on Monday night that his next stop on the Dive Bar Tour is in Ohio, at a yet to...Read More »


WIN Tickets to Rodney Atkins at MGM Northfield Park

It’s contest time again and this one is for pairs of tickets to see Rodney Atkins on Sat., Oct. 26 at MGM Northfield Park in Northfield, Ohio

To enter got to the Cleveland Country Magazine Facebook...Read More »


Brantley Gilbert to make two Walmart stops in Ohio

Brantley Gilbert will be stopping to meet folks at two different Walmart Supercenter locations in Ohio this weekend. On Saturday (Oct. 5) he will be at the Walmart on Stringtown Road in Grove City from Noon-2pm and on Sunday...Read More »


WIN Tickets to Jo Dee Messina at Thirsty Cowboy

It’s contest time again and this one is for pairs of tickets to see Jo Dee Messina w/special guest Julia Neville, winner of the fan voted...Read More »


WQMX's Scott & Sarah Nominated for CMA Award

The CMA Awards announced their nominee’s for the 53rd annual show earlier today and congratulations goes out to Scott Wynn and Sarah Kay who were nominated for their morning show on WQMX in Akron in the Broadcast Personality of the Year – Medium Market.

The CMA Awards will be hosted...Read More »


CCM Favorite Local Band Contest

It’s time for the 2019 CCM Favorite Local Band Contest. Winner of this year’s fan voted title will also open the show for Jo Dee Messina at Thirsty Cowboy in Medina on Saturday, September 28.

Go to the

The Shootouts
Quick Draw
Megaforce Records

There are many good country bands that hail from Northeast Ohio, but none stand taller than Akron’s own The Shootouts. Ryan Humbert (lead vocals and guitar), Emily Bates (backing vocals), Brian Poston (lead guitar), Dylan Gomez (drums/percussion) and Ryan McDermott (bass) have put together...Read More »


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